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Obama's BlackBerry to be banned?

Law could see President-Elect ditch email

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A US law could force President-Elect Barack Obama give up his BlackBerry, it has been reported.

The Presidential Records Act states that the soon-to-be-President’s correspondence must be available for view by US citizens, although there are restrictions. This would mean that everything included in emails written by Obama would then be up for public scrutiny.

So, it’ll be easier if he just doesn’t send them. Indeed, Clinton and Dubya both gave up email when they took up the top job. But Obama’s thought to be the first US prez with a BlackBerry addiction, so an email curtail could see him ditch the messaging-oriented talker altogether.

One possible solution, according to a New York Times report, is to allow Obama to receive emails on his BlackBerry, but not send them. That way he’ll still be able to bag himself a Storm – previewed here.

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